Guerrero, Golden Boy, Mayweather Promotions issue statement on arrest
Robert Guerrero, Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions released a joint statement about the multi-division titleholder’s arrest for carrying a firearm at JFK International Airport in New York City on Thursday morning.
Guerrero, who was in New York to promote his May 4 showdown with Floyd Mayweather, was attempting to board a Delta flight to Las Vegas, the location of the fight and his training camp, with the unloaded gun.
The 30-year-old welterweight contender was arraigned on gun possession charges and released later on Thursday. The following is the joint statement from Team Guerrero, Golden Boy (Guererro’s promoter) and Mayweather Promotions, the co-promoter of the May 4 Showtime Pay Per View event:
“Early this morning Six-Time and Four Division World Champion Robert Guerrero was checking in his luggage at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City, bound for Las Vegas, and, as he was doing so, made sure to advise the authorities that they needed to be aware that he had a firearm, which was unloaded and in a locked safe box with his luggage to be checked.
“Guerrero was carrying no ammunition and was within his legal right to possess such firearm in the state in which he resides. He was then arrested. At an arraignment held before the New York State Supreme Court for Queens County, the court, after hearing the pertinent facts of the case, released Guerrero on his own recognizance. The next hearing in this matter is scheduled for after Robert’s May 4 fight against Eight-Time and Five-Division World Champion Floyd “Money” Mayweather.
“We are very pleased Robert Guerrero was released on his own recognizance this afternoon in the wake of this incident and that he is on his way back to Las Vegas to continue training for his highly anticipated May 4 bout against Mayweather.”